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F-M Visitors Bureau Highlights Local Travel Trends at Annual Awards Luncheon

Lots of meetings and sports tournaments are held in the F-M area

FARGO, N.D. — The F-M Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) held their annual meeting and awards luncheon to highlight trends in the local tourism industry. The CVB says the F–M area has been growing rapidly over the past few years, with one hundred more hotel rooms in the area than there were last year. That brings the total number of…

Santa Village at Rheault Farm Turns Out Big Season of Giving

Visitors donated nearly $4,000 in cash, 6,200 pounds of non-perishable food items and more than 900 new and gently used toys

  FARGO, ND — People really got into the season of giving at the 31st annual Santa Village at Rheault Farm. More than 15,000 visitors stopped by to have some holiday fun between November 26 and December 23. Visitors donated nearly $4,000 in cash, 6,200 pounds of non-perishable food items and more than 900 new and gently used toys. The…

Minnesota Loses Bid to Host World’s Fair

Full-scale World Expos are now held every five years, with specialized expos in intervening years

  MINNESOTA — The state of Minnesota has lost its bid to host what would have been the first World’s Fair on U.S. soil in 40 years. The state was beat out by a campaign by Argentina’s capital to celebrate human creativity. The Bureau of International Expositions voted to hand the 2022-2023 specialized World Expo to Buenos Aires instead of…

New Sanford Health Hospital Hoping to Heal Through Art

Many of the pieces incorporate nature, joyful events or settings that resemble home

FARGO, ND — The newest Fargo Sanford Hospital is offering patients a new and creative method of healing. Local artists were chosen to display their work throughout the hospital to enhance the environment for patients, employees and visitors. Those artists along with donors and leaders of the project are touring the hospital and being honored for their work. Many of…

Voyageurs National Park Boasts Economic Success in 2016

Visitors from around the world helped boost the local economy of International Falls

Courtesy of: Wilderness InquiryINTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. — 2016 was a good year for the books at Voyageurs National Park in International Falls. The National Park Service said the local economic impact of visitors to the park is nearly $25 million for 2016. With nearly 250,000 visitors spending nearly $20 million dollars in surrounding communities, more than 300 jobs were supported…